November 24, 2005

Diocese considers future of vicar general

Quad-City Times

By Dustin Lemmon

The Catholic Diocese of Davenport is considering the future of Monsignor Drake Shafer and whether he’s suitable for ministry.

Shafer, the diocese’s vicar general, has denied the allegations made by a West Burlington, Iowa, man, who is identified in court records as “John Doe.” The abuse allegation is the only one against Shafer in his 30 years as a priest.

According to a diocese press release issued Tuesday, a review board met with Shafer, his attorney, his accuser, the accuser’s attorney and several witnesses Nov. 5.

Posted by kshaw at November 24, 2005 12:45 PM